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IndustryHR Software
FounderSujee Saparamadu
Dinesh Saparamadu
HeadquartersSecaucus, New Jersey
Key people
Sujee Saparamadu (CEO 2006 - present)
ProductsOrangeHRM Open-Source, Professional, & Enterprise
Number of employees

OrangeHRM Inc. is a HR software company based in Secaucus, New Jersey. The company has developed a human resources management solution (HRIS). The company offers an open-source, professional, & enterprise solution. The open-source solution is free while the professional and enterprise solutions are advanced hosted solutions (SaaS). OrangeHRM is released under the GNU General Public License.[1]

The company was established in 2005. Their first beta release, in January 2006, was the first ever open source HRIS. Today the solution has more than 3 million users and the company has partners in the US, Europe and Asia.

The architecture of the application targets startups, SMB, & enterprise organizations. OrangeHRM's professional & enterprise solutions offers many different modules, such as, personnel information management (PIM), leave & time off management, time & attendance management, recruiting & on-boarding, performance & training, travel & expense tracker, employment compliance, disciplinary tracking, orange app and other HR management tools.


The co-founder and chief executive officer of OrangeHRM is Sujee Saparamadu. In 2005, the organization started with four employees, which included one developer. OrangeHRM 1.0 which was released in March 2006, comprised features such as PIM, ESS, and reports modules, while also enabling administrative users and ESS users to have different authority levels to the data in the application.

Over the next 10 years, OrangeHRM has evolved into an HR solution provider with new modules and feature enhancements. In 2007, OrangeHRM was ranked as the fourth best solution in the category of enterprise projects and was among the top ten of all projects in the software development web site, SourceForge. During the same year, the application was made available in Russian, Spanish and Danish languages. The HR software also received a BOSSIE award in 2008, 2012, & 2013.

The company formed its first partnership with Canadian company Ross, making OrangeHRM services available to the Canadian market. Larry Stefonic, an international expert in escalating business growth, specifically in the software industry was made part of the OrangeHRM advisory board in 2009.

David Axmark, a founder of MySQL AB and a developer of the free database server, MySQL, is on the board of directors.[when?]



OrangeHRM delivers the solution in the following editions:

  • OrangeHRM Open-Source
  • OrangeHRM Professional
  • OrangeHRM Enterprise


OrangeHRM provides the following modules:

  • Personnel Information Management (PIM)
  • System Administration & User Roles
  • Leave & Time Off Management
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Recruiting & On-boarding (including Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Performance & Training
  • Travel & Expense Tracker
  • Employment Compliance
  • Discipline Tracker
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Document Manager
  • Orange App

Custom Modules are also available.



Companies can request for any customization in the application to suit their requirements. OrangeHRM has customized the HR software for thousands of organizations.


OrangeHRM offers four different levels of support: Starter, Silver, Gold and Platinum.


OrangeHRM provides online and onsite training in HR management techniques and the HRIS. OrangeHRM online training is conducted via Cisco’s Webex, which allows small training groups to participate from any location. OrangeHRM On-site be conducted at any location upon request. This training targets large groups of trainees. Individuals who successfully complete the training session and sit for the examination are awarded a certificate of 'OrangeHRM Certified Administrator'.

Partners & Notable Clients[edit]

OrangeHRM offers partnerships to organizations that are capable of providing support and customizations to OrangeHRM customers. The company's partners are:

  • xTuple - USA
  • Ross - Canada
  • VHC Advance - Thailand
  • Identity Automation - USA
  • ProcessMaker - USA
  • First Rate - Afghanistan
  • SCsoft LLP - Singapore
  • ODED Transformational Technologies - India
  • K|P|K Ltd - Spain
  • Factor Humano - Costa Rica
  • Komunitas OrangeHRM - Indonesia
  • Cirrus Computing - Canada
  • Sigmasoft Technologies Corp. - Philippines
  • PT BUAS - Indonesia
  • Profixional Tech - Dominican Republic

Notable Clients[edit]

  • Sandals Resorts International
  • Rutgers University
  • The Government of Jamaica
  • The European Union
  • Lufthansa
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Red Hat
  • Johnny Rockets


  1. ^ "README.txt from the project's source code". OrangeHRM is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License...

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